The Daniels Difference for Healthcare Waste Management


We don't subhaul, it's our trucks, drivers and experienced experts who will be with you every step of the way! Compliant reliable services at a frequency that suits your needs without any third party hauler risk. 


Infection Control and Safety undergird everything we do; clinically engineered medical waste containers, robotic washing and decontamination, and a clinically trained team to help you build your waste management program 


Daniels is experienced and permitted to collection, transport and treat all waste streams that originate from a patient care environment including hazardous and non-haz pharmaceuticals and trace/bulk chemo waste


Our case studies and peer reviewed studies from world-leading medical journals and hospitals prove the Daniels model. From nursing homes and surgery centers to universities and hospitals, we partner for results! 



Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in New Mexicobiohazard

Daniels Health is the industry leader in New Mexico for healthcare waste management 

New Mexico has some stringent regulations when it comes to the handling and disposal of biohazardous and infectious waste, and Daniels Health is one of the few medical waste companies that not only meets, but exceeds these requirements. If you are looking for a healthcare waste management partner that can help you navigate compliance and increase infection control while reducing medical waste volumes and costs, look no further. Daniels offers medical waste disposal solutions for all clinical waste streams, including:

  • Sharps Disposal & Biohazardous Waste
  • Regulated Medical Waste (Red Bag Waste)
  • Chemo Waste
  • RCRA / Hazardous Waste
  • Controlled Substances & Expired Pharmaceuticals
  • Pathological Waste



Medical Waste Disposal Regulations in New Mexico

Where there are research facilities and labs, medical and biohazardous waste needs to be managed.

The New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau, in conjunction with OSHA oversees these regulations. In New Mexico medical waste is referred to as “special waste” and can include human blood and blood products, animal, lab and pathological waste and any utensils coming into contact with infectious waste materials. “Special waste” can only be disposed of at authorized facilities and cannot be transported in the same vehicle as other waste, unless contained in separate, fully enclosed leak-proof containers. All transport workers are required to be provided with PPE (personal protective equipment) and all vehicles involved in transporting infectious waste must feature the name and/or trademark of the transporting company, in addition to the universal biohazard symbol. 

Biomedical waste is defined as “waste that includes anatomical/pathological wastes, infectious wastes and chemotherapeutic wastes. Incorporated in this definition are wastes generated in healthcare facilities, medical laboratories, and veterinary clinics that require special handling.”

Healthcare waste management is where we, Daniels Health, come into the picture... Every waste generator should be familiar with New Mexico’s statutes in regard to solid wastes, procedures, permits, as well as federal regulations and guidance, which New Mexico also implements under Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations. Generators cannot pick and choose between the two. Both must be followed. Learn more about Medical waste regulations in New Mexico and the waste requirements for hospitals and other patient care facilities on our dedicated blogpost: 




Medical Waste Disposal Services With Innovation

With 35+ years of experience, our industry-leading healthcare waste containers achieve the highest standards of microbiological efficacy, safety, security and cleanliness. Some of their unique features are:

  • Daniels range of healthcare waste containers for regulated medical waste, sharps, chemotherapy waste and pharmaceutical waste meet the state standards for a classified strength of at least 200-pound mullen test.
  • All Daniels containers are robotically washed and decontaminated each time they are emptied. The Daniels washing process achieves the highest standards of container washing decontamination in the industry with a 6log bacterial load reduction.
  • Daniels have the only containers in the industry that have been peer reviewed in medical journals for their clinical outcomes.
  • All Daniels containers are designed with 10+ safety features that prevent hand access, cross contamination, risk of needlestick injury, and risk of theft or tampering when housing high risk pharmaceuticals.

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Our drivers, our trucks, our treatment, our responsibility. Daniels Health has over 255 trucks in our national service fleet. All of our drivers are highly trained, permitted and compliant with all of New Mexico’s medical waste disposal regulations.

Our fleet is geo-tracked and we service all businesses from small independent practices with low waste volumes and pick up requirements, such as aged care facilities, dental clinics, vets and doctors surgeries to large scale facilities such as hospitals and research labs. When it comes to your transport and scheduling requirements we offer you a partnership, not a pre-packaged service. Our comprehensive national service infrastructure and designated transfer stations are all part of our tailored solution to compliment your specific special waste transport and disposal needs.



Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in New Mexico.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.


855 251 2655         Request a quote      



Let's Talk about New Mexico

“The Land of Enchantment,” rich in beauty and history is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. With strong influences from Native American and Hispanic culture, its natural wonders, distinct cuisine and fine arts scene make it a top US destination.


The capital Santa Fe is an eclectic hub of food, art and history where you can catch a show at the Santa Fe Opera’s open-air theatre, or pay a visit to “Meow Wolf.” Wander through the The Spanish, Indian, Traveler’s, Folk Art and Farmers Markets - all treasure troves of handcrafted jewellery, furniture, art, pottery and local fresh produce. Each fall Albuquerque hosts the International Balloon Fiesta, the largest in the world. Back on the ground, discover Old Town famous for the San Felipe de Neri Church and historical adobe buildings. Watch humming birds play at the Rio Grande Nature Center and finish off the day with a bowl of green chile and a craft beer from one of the many local breweries. 

Northwest of Albuquerque is the Chaco Culture National Historical Park home to 15 huge ruins and hundreds of smaller ones, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Tao Pueblo the oldest, continuously inhabited dwellings in the US, its structures standing for more than 1,000 years. Bandelier National Monument, a home of the Pueblo people has more than 33,000 acres of archaeological ruins and volcanic landscapes. For hiking enthusiasts a trip to the Petroglyph National Monument offers 3 main routes including the Boca Negra Canyon, where you can see some 20,000 petroglyphs the park protects, just beware of the rattlesnakes.


Tantalizing for history buffs, New Mexico was once part of the Wild West, evident in the old mining town of Silver City. Just north of there is the Gila Cliff Dwellings overlooking the Gila River and Pecos Pueblo in the Pecos National Historical Park, San Miguel has been inhabited from the early 14th century. For those that believe we’re not alone, a trip to New Mexico isn’t complete without a visit to Roswell’s International UFO Museum and Research Centre. For a different type of otherworldly experience, south of Alamogordo is the White Sands National Monument, where sparkling white gypsum sand creates the world’s largest gypsum dune field. In addition all of this, the residents of New Mexico are rather clever, the state is said to have more Ph.Ds. per capita than any other in the US, due to the many private and government research facilities based in the state.


New Mexico State Resources & Requirements

New Mexico EPA

1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200

Dallas, Texas 75202

800 887 6063

Medical Waste Disposal

Department of Health 

1190 S. St. Francis Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Waste Classification

In New Mexico, Infectious waste is considered a “special waste," that has unique handling, transportation, or disposal requirements to assure protection of the environment and the public health, welfare and safety. Infectious waste means a limited class of substances that carry a probable risk of transmitting disease to humans, including but not limited to:

  • Microbiological laboratory wastes

  • Pathological wastes, including human or animal tissues;

  • Disposable equipment, instruments, utensils, and other contaminated disposable materials;

  • Human blood and blood products, including waste blood, blood serum, and plasma;

  • Used sharps, including used hypodermic needles, syringes, scalpel blades, Pasteur pipettes and broken glass; and

  • Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts and bedding

Storage Requirements

New Mexico state requirements mandate:

  • Medical waste cannot be stored for longer than 90 days from the date the waste is placed in storage awaiting transportation, processing or final disposal, unless otherwise approved by the department. 

  • Infectious waste shall be segregated by separate containment from other waste at the point of origin. If other waste is placed in the same container as regulated infectious waste, then the generator shall package, label and mark the container and its entire contents as infectious waste. No person other than the generator shall store infectious waste for over seven days without refrigeration or at below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Sharps shall be contained for storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers that are manufactured for the purpose of sharps containment and are tightly lidded to preclude loss of contents.

  • All bags used for containment shall be red or orange. Rigid containers shall be labeled "biomedical waste", and shall meet or exceed the standards for a classified strength of at least 200-pound mullen test.

  • Rigid infectious waste containers may be reused for infectious or non-infectious waste if they are thoroughly washed and decontaminated each time they are emptied with contamination-free surfaces. 

  • Storage and containment areas shall protect infectious waste from the elements, be ventilated, marked with warning signs, and only accessible to authorized persons.

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